* Posts by mediabeing

54 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Nov 2014


Here's a headline we'll run this century, mark our words: Alien invaders' AI found on Mars searching for signs of life


Regarding your proposed future headline - Only if you're content calling Russians 'alien invaders'.

Facebook accused of trying to bypass GDPR, slurp domain owners' personal Whois info via an obscure process


Humans - Initials alienate. You don't want folks alienated.

Scrape up the good sense to TELL US what the initials you use mean.

It's quite OCF to do RAOP. You know better.

Time to step up and get fully readable.

Why would you distance readers with initials?

You have no good reason.

The Edinburgh Fringe festival isn't happening this year, but that won't stop a digital sign doing its own comedy routine


Next time, along with the TELL, give us SHOW as well, please! Argh!

BT's Wi-Fi Disc ads banned because there's no evidence the things work


"Ad watchdog puts telco on the naughty step over range extender promotion"


Be happy I'm not your boss. I'd sack you for that.

I really would.

WannaCry ransomware attack on NHS could have triggered NATO reaction, says German cybergeneral


It was just too difficult for you to remind readers what the letters, 'NHS' stands for?


Apple's latest keyboard travels back in time to when they weren't crap


Good article. Bravo.

Before dipping a toe in the new ThinkPad high-end, make sure your desk is compatible


The whole computer manufacturing world is insane as are most of its buyers.

The keyboards are ALL tilted WRONG. The space bar side should be higher than the function keys at the top of the keyboard.

The hands should be curved forward, not back!

I'm amazed that it's STILL this way after decades. Sadly amazing.

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish


THANKS for the laugh.

You already interact with some of those things on your list.

You already interact with A.I., silly person. Wake up. Educate yourself.


About to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? You might want to wait a little bit longer


Microsoft has apparently lost its sanity with this update. Abandon ship!!

I'm hating what the update has done to my PC.

I'm turning off the 'auto update' option.

I wonder how many weeks it will be before my desktop is back to normal.

This incident makes me want to begin research on a non Microsoft operating system that I can replace the Microsoft OS with.

Operating Systems are supposed to GET BETTER, not worse! What is going on??

This is by far the worse updating of OS I've every experienced.

SHAME on Microsoft!! Not cool at all!!

Murdoch's Fox empire is set to become a literal Mickey Mouse outfit


Rupert Murdoch should be 6 feet under or at least in prison for the rest of his poisonous life!!

This message is addressed to The People of The United States of America -

In case you've lived under a rock for the last 2 generations, Rupert Murdoch and his evil minions has poisoned the United States of America with divisive lies that millions have taken as truth due to regular repetition of the lies. "It must be true, it's on TV!"

The FIFTY BILLION DOLLARS Murdoch is getting from this sale should go directly into the coffers of the United States of America for the benefit of its citizens, nowhere else!

Happy with traitor Trump as President? Thank Murdoch, his twisted lieutenant, Roger Ailes, and their many immoral spokespeople paid to squirt lies daily to The People of America with a smile.

As long as we're hypothetically imprisoning professional liars, poisonous propagandists, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Alex Jones and many others should also be residing in penitentiaries.

It should be against the law to repeatedly lie to The People because there are many among us who believe that verbal crap.

Do you like the way America is now? Like the tension between the red and blue states?

Like the way the religious are crippling public schools with religion?

Like all the haters that think they're in the right in limiting the basic freedoms of other Americans?

If you do, then you've been fooled and poisoned too. Way to go.

I will celebrate on the day of Rupert Murdoch's demise.

Put me in a room with him, give me a loaded pistol, and I'll be happy to spend the rest of my life in a prison for bringing about his end. I'll plead righteous insanity.

Murdoch has ruined millions of lives. He's no better than Hitler, Pol Pot, etc.

While I'm jabbering, DON'T elect any more lawyers to political positions!

Lawyers are programmed in school to WIN no matter who or what gets hurt.

You DON'T want that kind of politician making the laws or voting on critical issues!


REPEAL THE GOD DAMNED 'CITIZENS UNITED' law and ruling that has put the greedy corporations in the driver's seat of our governments (federal, state and local) if you want a nation by, for, and of The People again!

80-year-old cyclist killed in prang with Tesla Model S


Wisdom with age?

I know that if I were an 80 yr old on a bicycle, I'd be damned careful where I pedaled.

Car trouble: Keyless and lockless is no match for brainless


WHAT was the solution????

You had us read this drivel...and you didn't care enough to give us the solution???

Blast you, sir! I'll be avoiding your writing from henceforth.

I'd encourage you to take a writing course, but I don't think it would help.

Fie on your house! You have no consideration.

Customers cheesed off after card details nicked in Pizza Hut data breach


AVOID PIZZA HUT in the USA!! They've gone insane with the salt content of their pizzas!

There are several articles about it online from various sources. I kid not.

I had such a Pizza Hut product recently and it was god awful.

Super Cali goes ballistic, small-cell law is bogus. School IT outsourcing is also... quite atrocious


This is a citizen's arrest. Verbal abuse. Turn around and put your keyboard behind you.

Boeing borgs robot aeronautics biz Aurora Flight Sciences


Re: Will not gain acceptance

Really? You wonder why? Are you not aware of the vast number of greedy corporations that control the American governments (federal, state and local)?

The 'citizens united' law gave the corporations the ability to own the majority of politicians in the USA.

Evidently, the corporations have decided that, right now, it's more profitable for them to have Americans crawl across the territory, consuming gasoline, cars and tires.

In reality, faster trains are being planned and designed for the US right now.

Ever heard of Elon Musk? He has this plan for super high speed trains traveling in near vacuum.

It's being implemented both in the USA and elsewhere.

I recommend reading more reports online.

Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties


How is this agreement enforced??

Big Tech fumes over Prez Trump's decision to deport a million kids


Yeah...it's not going to actually happen.

Traitor Trump has gone too far this time.

The majority of the states are against this deportation.

The States are going to court about this.

Traitor Trump will lose again. Lol.

SanDisk's little microSD card sucks up 400GB


Re: 400 Gb on your little fingernail....

Oh boy, a hateful aging ageist. That hateful crap is supposed to be mouthed by the stupid young folks, not the seasoned. Shame on you. I'd say it's time for you to grow up, but you've clearly missed the boat. Way to spread a blind blanket of hate. Just what we need.

Best Korea fingered for hacks against Bitcoin exchanges in South


I need a freaking translation/interpretation for the headline of this article.

Couldn't just be straightforward, eh? What are you on about?? Sheesh!

Sofa-jockeys given crack at virtual Formula 1 world championship


Gee, I thought crack was illegal. Wow.

Maybe a different word should have been used.

Daily Stormer booted off internet again, this time by Namecheap


Re: Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz

I don't think rules or limits are bad things. They keep us safer than we would be without them.

You want rules that keep the cops out of your business. You want traffic lights to regulate traffic.

The Constitution is a bunch of rules/limits.

You wouldn't like a completely lawless nation, because there would be much unnecessary suffering and death.


Agreed...I think.

We agree that public opinion is not always right, but it is, more often than not.

We agree, I think, that each issue should be dealt with on a case by case basis.

The Majority is right more often than it is wrong.

Issues should always be put to public debate.

Not talking about issues is part of why we're in the mess we're now in.

The ignorants need to hear from the more aware folks.

Ignorance leaves the door open for fear, and from fear to hate.

I wonder how long it took the guy to figure out that calls for genocide is a no no. Days? Hours?

Useful Ajit Pai's lawyer nominated for top US telco watchdog role


The Public's interest? What's that?

July web protest plan: What do we want? Net neutrality! Um, that's as far as we've got for now


Pointy sticks! History reminds us that it works.

China's first large passenger jet makes maiden flight


It was just too difficult to show us what the vehicle actually looks like, eh?

If that was too hard for you to accomplish, you should quit.

We need journalists, not hobbyists, writing the copy.

There's something called 'Show and Tell'. Look into it.

It's Russian hackers, FBI and Wikileaks wot won it – Hillary Clinton on her devastating election loss


It's sadly telling how out of touch the honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton is, that she thinks she needs to clue us in on what got in the way of her campaign. Sheesh.

I voted for her, because the idea of Trump in the white house was unthinkable.

I wanted Bernie Sanders, and I'm STILL angry about the DNC's part in screwing him over.

Google to cough up $20m after Chrome rips off anti-malware patents


I'm just wondering if even one head will roll for this.

I wonder how many employees will be affected by this.

Head of GCHQ Robert Hannigan steps down for 'personal reasons'


It was just too tough for you to spell out what 'GCHQ' stands for, first, upfront, eh?

You've somehow decided that all people everywhere know what the fuck 'GCHQ' stand for, huh?

Shame on you. Tune in. Figure it out. Treat your readers RIGHT. Sheesh!

Promising compsci student sold key-logger, infects 16,000 machines, pleads guilty, faces jail


So computer science students can be dumb as dirty too, eh?

Nice to know.

Apple ordered to cough up $2m to store workers after denying rest breaks


I will celebrate upon Apple's bankruptcy. Apple has been a snooty, shitty, over-priced company.

Local TV presenter shouted 'f*cking hell' to open news bulletin


I don't believe this story at all. Show us proof.

WHY wasn't video footage of the incident presented?

It's called 'basic journalism'; look into it.

Firefox hits version 50


I don't like the way you write, Simon Sharwood.

You write coldly, without thought of what your readers might want to know on the subject.

You told us Firefox is number TWO, but didn't bother to tell us who's number ONE. Bad move.

You apparently threw this article together. Phooey.

Next time, THINK about your readers! Sheesh.

Donald Trump running insecure email servers


Trump's a HUGE asshole. He's also remarkably stupid.

Hacker's Icarus machine steals drones midflight


Re: One good thing

You know that for sure, huh, sparky? Next question is - How to you know what you claim to know?

You'd have to be an employed member of government security to know whether or not drones in the USA have ever been used against a plane, and I don't think you have such clearance. Wake up. Grow up.


Appliance-maker Liebherr chillin' with Microsoft, prototyping another Internet fridge


You're supposed to be doing 'SHOW AND TELL', not just 'TELL'.

Quit telling us about a device without showing it to us. Do your full job, or quit, please.


Londoner jailed after refusing to unlock his mobile phones


The writer of this article requires a refresher course in basic Journalism.

Nowhere in the article does it saw WHERE this took place.

Yes, he was a 'Londoner', and his living location is given, but it's still not clear where this happened.

This could have taken place in the USA.

Again, the article doesn't tell us where this arrest took place. Back to school.

Space station to get shiny new ringpiece for automatic penetration


And so began space piracy. ;)

Why you should Vote Remain: Bananas, bathwater and babies


So where's the article about why the UK should brexit?? We want fair and balanced reporting!

We can go anywhere for lousy biased copy. Where's the counter point???!!

Shame on you Register! Get right!! Do it soon. Sheesh!!

Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image


I HATE articles that don't spell out the initials and their meaning. You have no heart when it comes to those of us trying to learn from articles. Be happy I'm not your boss.

Cram all the initialism. Shove your unwillingness to be open and understandable.

Electric Babel Fish swims into crowdfunding


Thus began world wars 3, 4 and 5. ;)

CIA says it 'accidentally' nuked torture report hard drive


Great....so who's going to prison for this? At least one person should!!

I'm ANGRY about this. The citizens of the USA should be too.

Complex chips and crash-proof computer pioneer Edward McCluskey dies


And you couldn't be bothered to at least show us the great man's face??


Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash


WHAT is bleedin' ERROR 235???

WHY can't I watch this video????!!


Fans demand 'Lemmium' periodic table tribute


David Bowieum

Lessig quits presidential race to spend more time with his idiotic ideas


Re: Why so much hate from the writer?

I'm thinking the ire is from disappointment that Lessig stepped out when he did.

I know I'm not happy he made this decision. You never know...Hillary might blow away or something.

She certainly doesn't have the 'fire in the belly' we require of our next President.

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


Wow...the same guy won, twice in a row, and with an awkward, 'not understandable by the average user' line. Nothing suspicious here. Don't ever ask us to trust you.

As we all know, snark always comes before a fall. Mea culpa


Writer Worstall needs to rethink his future in journalism. Perhaps song-writing, or real estate would be a better fit.

"It seems that researchers have shown that we use a certain part of our brain when thinking about valuations of things which we normally think about the valuations of; things that we value and purchase in the normal course of life. "

As supervising editor, I'd have a talk with Worstall to see if he's really serious about journalism.

I don't think he is.

NASA wants to send HEDGEHOGS to Mars


It's cute and clever, but much of its internal space is for the drive system.

The thing can't grab. It's mainly for looking at/measuring stuff.

There are several videos of it or its prototype online.

Daredevil Brit lifts off in 54-prop quinquaquadcopter


Re: Ian Fleming would be proud

You must feel at least a bit of shame/embarrassment for your last statement here.

You benefit directly from such crackpots. You should be on your knees thanking existence that such out of the box thinkers exist! Shame on you. Ungrateful cave being, wake up and give credit where due.

Illinois man steals vibrator, strips naked, attacks Obama